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Year of doing more with less begins in Georgia Legislature

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Local lawmakers are back at the state capitol for the start of the legislative session. How will Augusta fair as the state battles a multi-billion dollar budget crisis? News 12's Chris Thomas traveled to Atlanta for a preview of what's to come.

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Ryberg suggests charging obese SC employees

Posted: 01/12/2009 - The Budget and Control Board wants to charge state employees who participate in the state health plan an additional $25 per month if they are obese.

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Big changes coming to North Augusta

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The new year will bring lots of changes for North Augusta. A new public safety chief is coming in and there is a real big change coming to the city skyline.

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Columbia County SPLOST projects start early

Posted: 01/08/2009 - It was a close vote, but Columbia County voters said yes to a one cent sales tax in November. The money doesn't go into effect until 2011, but you could start seeing some of the projects begin as soon as this year.

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Georgia lawmaker wants to look at sales tax

Posted: 01/08/2009 - State Sen. Jack Hill, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Thursday the Georgia's sluggish sales tax receipts suggest that the state's system does not reflect how residents spend their money.

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Aiken County Council looks into salvage yard

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The Aiken County Council is ready to tackle some old ideas tonight in this new year. One of those ideas is looking at the right-of-way on Highway 1 at a salvage yard.

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Cagle: Not interested in new gun law

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Georgia's lieutenant governor says he doesn't like the idea of loosening the state's concealed weapons laws to allow guns in more public places.

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Motorists' habits spur call for tax increases

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Since motorists are driving fewer miles and buying less gasoline these days, the commission that oversees financing for transportation says it's time to raise the federal gas tax.

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An unbelievable 2008 for the Coliseum Authority

Updated: 12/31/2008 - We've been counting down to the New Year by looking at some of 2008's most memorable moments in Augusta. From run-ins with the law to back-to-back firings, the Augusta Coliseum Authority takes the cake.

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Unemployed in South Carolina will continue to get benefits

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Jobless South Carolina residents will continue to receive unemployment benefits. Gov. Mark Sanford on Wednesday announced he will request a federal loan of $146 million to pay the benefits though March.

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Augusta Commission hits and misses in 2008

Updated: 12/30/2008 - What words come to mind when we say Augusta commission? Be nice. Some new faces stepped to the plate this year. News 12's Chris Thomas has a look at the year's hits and misses.

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